Monday, October 24, 2011

Irondequoit Creek • October 23


Irondequoit Creek, Monroe, US-NY
Oct 23, 2011 1:14 PM - 3:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.7 mile(s)
Comments:     It was a partially cloudy and 56F early afternoon birding kayaking trip along Irondequoit Creek from the southern tip of Irondequoit Bay today. Mary Flood and I were the birders while several nonbirding family members and friends completed our sizable paddling party. Birding activity was sparse, with Red-tailed Hawks and Belted Kingfishers comprising the most interesting sightings. The mudflat at the southern tip of Irondequoit Bay held Ring-billed Gulls, exclusively from what we saw. By far the most interesting event was a nose-to-nose encounter with an American Mink that permitted a nice photo-op.


Mudflat at the southern tip of Irondequoit Bay against fall colors

Ring-billed Gulls on the mudflat

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

American Mink

American Mink

American Mink

American Mink

American Mink

18 species


Mute Swan  4
Mallard  19
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Ring-billed Gull  140
Belted Kingfisher  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  4
Tree Swallow  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
Song Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  6
Northern Cardinal  1
House Sparrow  1


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